Fonds SC178 - Austin Cooper fonds

"Antiquities of Lusk and Vicinity", cover "Lusk Church" "Lusk Church" "View of the only remains of the Nunnery of Gracedieu" "S.W. view of Balruddery Church"

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Austin Cooper fonds

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  • 1876 - 1911 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records

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Austin Cooper, F.S,A., (1759-1830) was a tax collector for the Treasury in Dublin and an antiquarian who sketched the ancient buildings and monuments of Ireland. The copiest, Austin Damer Cooper was a Commissioner and Justice of the Peace in County Dublin. In "A history of the County Dublin", 1902, a note in 'Authorities' lists Cooper's note book, a manuscript in possession of the late Austin Damer Cooper. Mark Perrin was either a son or brother of Justice Louis Perrin.

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The fonds consists of a notebook inscribed "To: Mark Perrin Esq, Knockdrummin with Austin D, Cooper's Compliments --1876." The first page of text notes: "Copied from the Journal of Antiquarian Rambles in the County of Dublin by the late Austin Cooper F.S.A.& M.R.I.A." The notebook is illustrated with 3 watercolours and 5 ink sketches. Also included is further information on Lusk in several hands, including that of Mark Perrin. There are several notes on Lusk on enclosed loose leaves.

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Revised by JF, June 18, 2013.

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